Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Baby it's cold outside

I think winter is well on its way to Michigan. It was SNOWING tiny little snowflakes this morning when I let the puppy out at 5am. I had to wipe my eyes to make sure I wasn't seeing things! The flakes were barely there, but it was only 29 degrees outside, so I know they were there. Puppy didn't want to be out long, that's for sure!!

The kids were crazy today, maybe because of the weather. Who knows. They just never stopped talking all day. ALL DAY. I had to stop teaching a number of times because of their mouthes, so tomorrow, as punishment, we are having "old fashioned school." That's were they are give a big fat packet of work in the AM and they cannot ask questions...they just have to work. The packet contains all the sujects for the day, they get no recess, no computer time, just plain old work. They will get their special class tomorrow, but that's it. And believe when I say IT WORKS. I know it sounds mean, but a teacher has to do what a teacher has to do. They can't act like that and get away with it, no matter how cute they are! By lunchtime they will be little angels again, garenteed. It always works. It just stinks for me because I'm not getting much taught...their packets are review because they can't get help with the work (I can also use the work as assessments, they just don't know that). Anyway, I may be mean, but I know it will help the talking stop.

I am off to a fancy shmancy business dinner with Kenny when all I really want to do is curl up under two fleece blankets and sleep!!


Lori said...

Oh I am so trying that! Mine have been motor mouths for two days in a row. My biggest problem though with worksheets and packets is that I get bored! ha!

Tasha said...

Mean Ms. O...I rememebr teachers like you in school...LOL just kidding! Can't wait until friday.